Australian artist Susan Norrie has confronted and examined her deep held fears for our environment for over two decades.
Her concern has seen her create compelling work that explores industrial damage, nuclear testing and climate change through her images of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, dust storms and toxic fires. Today she works primarily in video but her work is both visual and issue based.
Norrie was one of three artists representing Australia at the Venice Biennale in 2007. Her video installation HAVOC (2007) made in collaboration with David Mackenzie, explored the pervasive geopolitical issues of a planet in turmoil. It is an experiential work, physically immersing the audience and transporting them to an uncertain future.
Susan Norrie was born in Sydney, Australia in 1953. She studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne and the National Art School, Sydney. She was Artist in Residence at the University of Melbourne and the University of Western Sydney, Australia; Moet & Chandon Fellowship, France; Artist in residence, ( dis)location project, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; APA, Scholarship for PhD studies, University of New South Wales, Sydney; Sally and Don Lucas Artist Residency Program, Montalvo, USA.